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Weighing 1 pound, 5 ounces at birth, Aurora’s chances of survival were low. But UCSF Fresno’s physicians and teams of nurses, respiratory therapists and other staff were there for her every step of the way.

Once an avid hiker and tennis player, Janhavi Bonville often went to the gym three times a week before her physical state began to decline. As she adapts to a new normal, Bonville is leading the charge for change at UCSF and beyond.

UCSF’s Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative has released the largest representative study of homelessness in the U.S. since the mid-1990s, providing a ook at the causes and consequences of homelessness in California.

From cutting-edge cancer research to elite trail running, UCSF’s Patrick “Paddy” O’Leary, PhD, rises to the challenges of a well-balanced life while operating at the highest level in both fields.

UCSF’s Tippi MacKenzie is leading groundbreaking clinical trials of therapies aimed at stopping fetuses from developing devastating disorders.

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UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland has debuted a new installation called “The Grove,” the first of several community art installations as part of ongoing upgrades and expansions.

UC Health Systemwide Grand Rounds on Achieving Diversity without Affirmative Action: University of California Health will hold a grand rounds webinar featuring keynote speaker Erwin Chemerinsky, JD, dean and Jesse H. Choper distinguished professor at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Chemerinsky will provide an update on the legal landscape and his perspectives on affirmative action, which has been prohibited in the state of California since 1996 when voters passed Proposition 209. The grand rounds webinar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on July 25. Register today »

August Town Hall to Feature Segment on Affirmative Action: Join Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Catherine Lucey and Vice Chancellor Renee Navarro for the August town hall to hear a special segment on how UCSF is working to achieve racial equity in our student body since voters approved Proposition 209 to eliminate the use of race in college and university admissions in 1996. Recruiting and retaining students of color is a hot topic following the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. Learn more »

WeID Services Limits Hours: The UCSF Police Department’s WeID offices will operate limited hours during the month of July due to staffing shortages. The office at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus (600 16th St., Genentech Hall, room 124) will be open on Mondays only. An appointment is required. The office at UCSF’s Parnassus Heights campus (Millberry
Union, 500 Parnassus Ave., Parking level 7, room MU18) will be open Tuesday through Friday for employees and learners for both appointments and walk-ins. See office hours and make an appointment » 

Final Call to Join Team UCSF in AIDS Walk San Francisco: Take a walk in Golden Gate Park to benefit programs and services that benefit people living with HIV/AIDS. Sign up to join a UCSF team and consider donating to this good cause. It's an opportunity to gather with friends and colleagues across UCSF. Members of the UCSF community with an ID badge may park at the Irving Street garage for a flat fee of $10. Join a UCSF team, consider donating and mark your calendar » 

100-Mile Bike Ride for Metastatic Breast Cancer Research: A group of UCSF staff, faculty and friends will cycle 100 miles as part of the One More City San Francisco - Point Reyes Century Ride on October 21. Metastatic breast cancer is the second-leading cause of death for women with cancer in the U.S. and funds raised will directly support the work of UCSF physicians and researchers who are helping patients live longer while experiencing fewer side effects. Join the UCSF team, consider donating and mark your calendar »

Changes to Parking Permit Sales Process: Effective July 1, monthly parking permits will be available exclusively on the Pay-by-Phone application. Learn more about monthly parking permit changes and student parking rate changes »

Travel and Work Remotely Safely and Securely: While traveling, it is a good idea to remind ourselves how to do so safely and securely and of the myriad of resources provided by UC, UCSF and many other organizations to help. Learn more »
Wellness Corner: Help reduce waste production and join us for plastic-free July! Bring your lunch in a reusable container, use aluminum foil instead of plastic wrap, choose snacks in paper packaging and bring reusable bags when you go shopping. More tips on limiting plastic use and other wellbeing resources » 
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